International Wine Cellar | Rating: 94($150) Medium red. Aromas of crushed raspberry, peony, blood orange, cotton candy, and rooty, resiny underbrush. Sweet and silky in the mouth, with the wine's velvety texture coming almost as a shock after the nose. A wonderfully round, ripe, pliant wine with terrific sweetness of fruit and inner-palate energy. Finishes with superb persistence.Author: Stephen TanzerIssue: March/April 2005
Burghound | Rating: 94Floral hints combine with earth and intense black fruits and lead to stunningly pure, detailed and focused flavors that are powerful and robust yet do not lack for elegance or purity. This is quite masculine in character with length to burn and this will require time to shed its considerable structure as it's presently quite backward. A terrific effort that possesses another dimension compared to all of the foregoing wines. Highly recommended.Author: Allen MeadowsIssue: 2nd Quarter, 2004
Wine Advocate | Rating: 94Mouth-watering aromas of cookie dough and super-ripe cherries lead to the 2002 Bonnes Mares's (domaine) lush, medium to full-bodied personality. Sweet, concentrated, densely packed, and plush, it regales the palate with silky waves of red and black cherries that are perfumed with mocha and flowers. This ample, expansive wine boasts a prolonged, fruit-filled finish.Author: Pierre Rovani
Eighty-six hectares of grand and premier cru vineyards. One hundred thirty total hectares in the Cote d'Or. Eighty crus produced each vintage. Two hundred seventy-five years of history. Bouchard Père et Fils is truly an institution in Beaune. The Maison was founded by father and son Michel and Joseph Bouchard in 1731, and the family wine merchant business has grown steadily ever since, taking any opportunity to add to its vineyard holdings along the way. Not to be completely overshadowed by its wines, Bouchard conducts business in the very center of Beaune in the old Chateau de Beaune, whose storied past rivals that of the Maison. In 1995, the Champagne family of Joseph Henriot took control of Bouchard, resulting in improvements in quality, not to mention the addition of more top-level vineyard sites. Reds of particular interest include the flagship Beaune Grèves Vigne de l'Enfant Jésus and the Chambertin-Clos de Bèze. As for whites, the Meursault Genevrières, Meursault Perrières, Chevalier-Montrachet and Montrachet are all great interpreters of their particular sites, exhibiting the many nuances of grand and premier cru Chardonnay.
Collector Data For This Wine
- 77 bottles owned
- 16 collectors